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Today I’m shining a spotlight on The KC Warlock Weekly: Accused by M. N. Jolley, bronze medal finalist in the 2021 BBNYA competition.

I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 BBNYA competition and the BBNYA tours organized by the TWR Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.

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Title: The KC Warlock Weekly: Accused

Author: M.N. Jolley

Publisher: Independently Published

Publication Date: November 3, 2020

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: 248 Pages

About the book

My name is Levi. I’m a journalist, I’m autistic, I’m bad at magic, and I swear I didn’t kill her.

 

Research for the paper usually falls into a few basic patterns. Someone in the city says there’s a troll under Buck O’Neil Bridge, or they’ll call just so a friendly ear will listen to them complain about a pixie infestation.

That sort of content carries me through slow news weeks. It’s rare that I uncover a murder.

Being framed for murder, though? That’s a first.

With the Wizard’s Council hunting me for a crime I didn’t commit, I’ve got no choice but to solve the murder and clear my name. If I don’t unravel this case, nobody will, and I’ll go down for it so hard I might never see the light of day again

What readers say about it

The story is told with such a dry sense of humour, which makes it extra fun to read and keeps the story relatively lighthearted.—Anniek

KC Warlock Weekly: Book One: Accused is a book with brilliant pacing and incredible characters. […]

I also loved the autism rep in here. Levi does state his diagnosis at one point in the book but before then, he very clearly has autistic traits – and these aren’t exaggerated, overwritten things made to scream “LOOK. AUTISTIC CHARACTER”. In fact, if you don’t know much about autism you would just think that’s the character – it’s subtle, but also obvious which I really appreciated. We also have a non-binary character and again, Jolley does the same thing where it’s never screamed “LOOK AY THIS REP” but done subtly and only ever pointed out when necessary (the entire time Levi just refers to the character as “they” but when another misgenders, Levi plainly states the character is NB and uses they/them pronouns. No fuss.)—Emma Ferrier

I LOVED this book and I am so excited for the sequel to come out.

Levi is an LGBTQ+ autistic man. It is not pointed out in any huge way or the main point of the story, but if that is something that you don’t want to be reading about, go find another book.—Marie Reed

I loved this book.
As a Kansas City resident, I really enjoyed the story playing out all around the city and in/on/near local landmarks. It was exciting to guess where Levi was heading next and to picture these magical events in places I see every day.
I love and appreciate that Levi is autistic, and also that it isn’t a main focus of the book. It’s just part of Levi’s life, as it is for so many of us.—Brittany Noriega

About the Author

M N Jolley is a creative professional born and raised in Kansas City, where he still lives. Working with a background in film and cinematography, he began writing seriously in 2016 and has recently completed “The Stone Warrior”, the first book in “The Sacrosanct Records”. 


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